Sony 35mm 1.8 vs 18-135mm for A65.

Started Jan 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
Vikas Rana
Vikas Rana Contributing Member • Posts: 916
Re: Sony 35mm 1.8 vs 18-135mm for A65.

splashy wrote:

The low light discussion is distorted.

Its not distorted, its the bitter truth which everyone faces, there is a dramatic performance difference in F 1.8 and F 3.5

If the light really is so low that you need F1.8, the picture will almost never be beautiful with a low handheld shutter speed. (on A65)

It really depends upon situations, Wider lens will give you a chance to shoot pictures under 1/30 shutter speed without actually worrying about the ISO levels

The low F most of the time is for the bokeh in a good light with a short shutter speed.

The argument about the tele Minolta, these are fantastic lenses BUT often older then 20 years, the biggest setback with these lenses is the severe CA, something you won't have with a modern lens like the 18-135MM and the color of this lens is very nice also.

You don't see CA because SLTs removes CA from your photographs by the cost of overall IQ. You can turn off the Auto-corrections related to CA/distortions by going into Menu to check the actual performance

We already had discussions on kit lens up-gradations and Tamron 17-50 is the best lens unless you need Sony 16-50 for weather sealing and SSM focusing system, if you see my follow-ups on the here, most of the users here are in favor of this lens.

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Sony SLT-A58 Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II Adobe Photoshop CS6
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